Cyphostemma woodii is a dense succulent shrub or climber that can reach heights of up to 1m. The succulent, digitate leaves are light green and have saw toothed margins. Yellow flowers are borne during summer followed by green berries when young turning black when mature covered with spiny red hairs.
Cyphostemma woodii prefers full sun but can tolerate semi-shade. It is an ideal specimen for a rockery or mixed succulent garden bed.